Eeeeeek!! Steeks!!
Eeeeeek!! Steeks!!
Eeeeeek!! Steeks!!
Eeeeeek!! Steeks!!

Eeeeeek!! Steeks!!

Stars Hollow Yarns

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One session: Sunday, April 7, 12pm to 2pm

Never fear, Astrid is here! Does the very thought of cutting up your knitting make you break out in hives? Would you love to try steeking but don’t want to commit the time and yarn to an entire sweater before attempting this sorcery?

Take a deep breath, grab your sharpest, smallest scissors and jump in with this quick project. A great introduction to steeking, this mug cozy is a good way to practice colorwork and use up leftover worsted weight yarn. Our sample is knit in Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair, but any worsted weight yarn will work (preferably “sticky” yarn, i.e., non-superwash).

  • Skill Level: Confident/Adventurous Beginner. You can k, p, increase, decrease, and are familiar with basic stranded colorwork.
  • Supplies needed: 
    • Steeked Mug Hug pattern by Astrid (available free on Ravelry)
    • *yarn: 2 colors worsted weight + coordinating sock yarn
    • needles: 1 set US #5/3.75mm 32” circular for magic loop or double-point needles AND 1 set US #7/4.5mm 32” circular for magic loop or double-point needles
    • crochet hook: US size C/2.75mm
    • 1 ¾”/19mm button
    • tapestry needle, stitch marker, scissors
  • Homework: Work the pattern as written, up to (but not including) the finishing step, which you will work through in class. 
  • Instructor: Astrid Robitaille

*We appreciate you purchasing from Stars Hollow Yarns and offer a 10% discount on all supplies used for classes.

Astrid Robitaille has been knitting for fifteen years, and loves all types of knitting and fiber arts traditions, from complicated Estonian lace to Fair Isle stranded color work to Latvian mittens. Her award-winning work is showcased on her Ravelry page under her name "astridrobi" and on her active Instagram account, under her design name, @frontporchknitter. She is a professional development specialist for adult educators, and lives in Winsted with her husband and mother, who taught her to knit and continues to be a source of inspiration and knowledge. 

 

Photos courtesy of Astrid Robitaille.